- First time boxers await tonight's prelims 72nd annual Bengal Bouts begins tonight at 7 p.m. (By MIKE CONNOLLY Sports Writer)
Jim Christoforetti has been dreaming about a short walk for almost eight years.
- Hurricanes present big challenge (By KERRY SMITH Sports Writer)
When the Miami Hurricanes arrived at the banquet hall of the Sugar Bowl Classic in late December, Mike Brey did a double-take.
- Diver bounces back from injury. Sophomore finishes second at Big East Championships (By NOREEN GILLESPIE Sports Writer)
- Lightweights begin fights on Sunday (By CHRIS FEDERICO Assistant Sports Editor)
The lightest weight class in the Bengal Bouts features three first-time competitors out of the seven fighters.
- Alone at the top Women's swimmers hold commanding lead after first day of competition (By NOREEN GILLESPIE Sports Writer)
- Bengal Bouts 155-pounds - 160-pounds: Old bodies, new faces square off in Bouts (By: PAUL CAMARATA Sports Writer)
With a mix of seasoned boxers and rookies, the 155 and 160 pound divisions of this year's Bengal Bouts offer many intriguing matchups. While several veterans will bring both great technical skill and past experience to the ring starting in tonight's preliminary rounds, every fan who knows the Sweet Science knows that predicting the results of any given fight can be the most unscientific aspect of the sport.
- Bengal Bouts 165-pounds - 170-pounds: Crosse, Matassa appear favorites for 165-pounds (By: BRIAN BURKE Sports Writer)
One look at the 165-pound bracket shows that there are two obvious front runners for the title: junior captain Clay Cosse and Chriss Matassa. Matassa narrowly lost a split decision thriller to Brock Heckman last year in the 150-pound final.
- Bengal Bouts 180-pounds - Heavyweights: Criniti awaits opponent (By: MIKE CONNOLLY Sports Writer)
Two-time champion Mark Criniti received the only bye in the 180-pound weight division and will watch Friday as 14 other fighters battle for a spot to join him in the quarterfinals.
- Bobsled: 2001 ND graduate competes in Olympics (By: NOAH AMSTADTER Sports Editor)
Two weekends ago, the Notre Dame track and field team had just stepped off the bus and was checking into their hotel in Windsor, Canada, where they had a meet the next day.
- Baseball: Irish eager to open season in New Orleans (By: CHRIS FEDERICO Assistant Sports Editor)
The Notre Dame baseball team enjoyed a marquee season last year, winning a school-record 49 games and reaching the No. 1 ranking in both the Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America polls for the first time in the program's history.
- ND Women's Tennis: Doubles matches crucial to Irish (By: COLIN BOYLAN Sports Writer)
As the Notre Dame women's tennis team approaches a weekend face-off with Iowa and Virginia Tech, it has a pretty clear idea of what it will take to earn a pair of victories. Simply put, the team needs to win the doubles point.
- Fencing: Fencers return to action (By: MATT LOZAR Sports Writer)
After a weekend off, the Notre Dame men's and women's fencing teams return to action this weekend at the Wayne State Duals.
- Hockey: Irish look for surge to playoffs (By: MATT ORENCHUK Sports Writer)
After a weekend off, the Notre Dame men's hockey team hits the road this weekend to take on the Lake Superior State Lakers. The biggest question for the Irish will be whether the time off will help or hurt the team.
- SMC Swimming: Belles in 5th after first day of MIAA (By: KATIE McVOY Associate Sports Editor)
Despite feeling a little tired from taper workouts, the Belles are in the thick of things at the MIAA Tournament.
- Men's Swimming and Diving: Irish struggle after first day, hope to catch up (By: SHEILA EGTS Sports Writer)
- Warning: preserve print credits before it's too late (Helena Payne Assistant News Editor)
The day finally happened and I want to send a warning to Notre Dame students that they could soon suffer the same experience. Recently, I went to DeBartolo's computer lab to print a paper 15 minutes before class. Like many without a printer, I told myself the previous night, "I have plenty of time before class."
- Why can't we all hear voices? (Joanna Mikulski Tuesday Voice on Friday)
I often feel overwhelmed by expectations and opinions. I remember one e-mail from the office of Dean Roche sent to all sophomores and juniors within the College of Arts and Letters this fall. It detailed a list of options that students should pursue "to achieve their academic and career goals." I read the letter, somewhat panicked and anxious. It offered useful advice. I think that I decided then to rebel, to avoid the academic-internship scene and to waitress at the Jersey shore this summer.
- Understanding a different life (Maite Uranga Life in Africa)
Last week I looked in a mirror larger than 3 inches by 3 inches for the first time in about four and a half months. It scared me. I did not recognize myself. I looked older. My hair is bleached out and in some indescribable way it simply looked like I had lived in Africa for awhile. This triggered multiple reactions, the major one being a realization that I now use very different characteristics to describe myself.
- Quote of the Day (Oscar Wilde writer)
"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all."
- Agree to disagree (Jesse Daniel Schomer law student)
I am tragically male. Worry ye not because I do not intend to lament about reverse discrimination or any such nonsense. I am a white male, meaning that social amenities are more readily available to me than to any other segment of the general population. I am tragic because, as a male, a blueprint has been submitted to me, and I am expected to live in pursuance thereof. That means that I am expected to live a life filled with violence of all kinds. I am, you know, one of those whom, if necessary, will be called to defend this country of ours.
- `Free speech' limited (Peter Zavodnyik class of '92)
Paul Schofield in a letter yesterday entitled, "Knights misunderstand free speech," attacks the criticisms of the Knights of Columbus and claims they do not understand free speech.
- Bring `Monologues' into the open (Observer Editorial )
Saint Mary's took an enlightened step forward with President Marilou Eldred's decision not to fight an unofficial reading of "The Vagina Monologues" that will take place on campus this Tuesday. Last year, when a similar event was organized after the play was officially banned, Eldred reprimanded the student officers of CARE for their involvement.
- Life still goes on for former TV star Burke (By Lauren Beck News Writer)
Actor Chris Burke never abandoned his dreams.
- Actor Burke reveals how he overcame obstacles (By Lauren Beck News Writer)
Actor Chris Burke knows first hand the challenges that disabled individuals face, but he also knows about overcoming such obstacles.
- Top editors pick new dept. heads (By Jeff Baltruzak London Correspondent)
The Observer has rehired staff members Lauren Beck, C. Spencer Beggs and Katie McKenna to lead the Viewpoint, Scene and Graphic departments, the paper's top editors for 2002-03 announced Thursday.
- Old mainframe poses problem (By Geremy Carnes News Writer)
Notre Dame students should prepare themselves for far-reaching changes in campus computer technology.
- Cramped archies spread to Brownson (By Meghan Martin News Writer)
The growing interest in architecture have forced students out of Bond Hall and into Brownson Hall, which is currently being used as an overflow space for classes.
- Past, present and future of NDToday.com Frank Helgesen, co-founder of the popular student-run Web site, comments on the site's history, while Scene explains what students find on the site (By EMILY HOWALD Scene Writer)
What was once a dream for graduate Frank Helgesen is now a reality that is considered to be the third form of communication on campus.